I wouldn’t bet on that. They seem pretty hell bent on restricting everyone except the rifle hunters and guides. Everyone else is slowly getting their equipment weeded out one meeting at a time.I highly doubt they will ever fully ban scopes, too many old guys with bad eyes and alot of money to influcence that vote. Restricting power to a lower amount I could see possibly happening, say 4x or even 2x.
But worst case, my Remington has great open sights.
Don't forget to add the Youth hunters to the list of "Not Restricting".I wouldn’t bet on that. They seem pretty hell bent on restricting everyone except the rifle hunters and guides. Everyone else is slowly getting their equipment weeded out one meeting at a time.
I cant see chizz anymore trying to shoot open sights. Like Dallan said....old aging eyes. I guess if they do restrict optics, I can always head out and shoot in the general direction of a deer in hopes I can kill it.I'd be completely fine with scopes being banned on muzzleloaders.
This is a narrative that needs to stop. Nobody, and I mean, NOBODY that has any clue thinks any of this is about “saving herds.” The wildlife board was very open about the trail cam discussion- it was not biological. It was all about hunters and what they want. It has nothing to do with herd health, and the decision makers have been clear about this. Trying to use a straw man on biology for this has got to stop. It’s nothing but a red herring, at very best.What I will find interesting will be the logic behind any recommendations. It won't be saving herds.
Its never been defined as a primitive hunt. Neither is the archery hunt. The day they start putting restrictions on bows, we can talk about limiting muzzleloader or center fire weapons. I know alot of people who routinely kill deer with a compound bow at further ranges than most of my ML deer are killed at.I didn't think they should have been allowed to begin with. It is supposed to be a primative hunt.